Local News

  • Focus on Finance: Credit and auto insurance can upset your budget

    Question: Recently I was asked by my insurance agent on a scale of 1-10, what is the rating of my credit score. My reply: I have a good credit rating. But after thinking about it, what was the point of the question? 

    Answer: Credit scores determine how much we spend or even how much we can save. They also determine what types of products you buy and how long those products may or may not last.  

  • Search on for Radcliff man in LaRue County slaying

    The residence where Kristie Lynne Allen died Friday evening was quiet Saturday morning, like the rest of College Street in Buffalo. Two dogs lay in the yard and the house still was decorated for Christmas.

    Nothing indicated Kentucky State Police were summoned to the house Friday after a caller said a woman had been found dead.

    An Elizabethtown woman was arrested Saturday in connection to the killing, but police still  are looking for two individuals who they say stole Allen’s car.

  • Juveniles cited for theft

    Three juveniles were cited for theft by unlawful taking Friday after allegedly taking items from unlocked vehicles in Elizabethtown.

    Elizabethtown Police Department was called to the Tricia Lane area on reports of someone entering another individual’s vehicle, then received another call about three males running and entering a silver sports car. EPD stopped that vehicle and after searching the car with consent they found a satellite radio, radar detector, a Game Boy and electronic chargers.

  • Radcliff man charged with sex crimes

    A Radcliff man has been charged with sodomy and sexual abuse after an alleged sexual encounter with an underage girl.

    Elijah Khalid Hampton, 18, of 119 Alisha Court, was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse, said Bryce Shumate, spokesman for Radcliff Police Department. Hampton was arrested on the same day as the alleged offense, when he was accused of engaging in a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl.

  • Arrest made in LaRue County murder case

    An Elizabethtown woman has been arrested in connection with a homicide Friday in LaRue County.

    Belinda Martin, 26, is charged with receiving property stolen from a residence at 241 College Street in Buffalo. Kristie Lynne Allen, 28, was found dead at that address Friday evening, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

    Police also are looking for Abdullah R. White in connection with the case. White, 35, of Radcliff, was seen fleeing the scene in the victim’s car, KSP spokesman Trooper Norman Chaffins said in the release.

  • Budget, redistricting top list for upcoming session

    The Kentucky General Assembly looks to have an old-fashioned slugfest on its hands this year as the redistricting of legislative districts and a lean budget stand as the headliners of the 60-day legislative session.

    Local legislators agreed the majority of issues presented during the session likely will take a backseat to the two as they prepare for the inevitable fireworks.

  • More soldiers return to Fort Knox

    Three hundred and two of the 3,500 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division soldiers returned Friday from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan and were welcomed home by friends, family and fellow servicemembers during a ceremony at Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

    One of the brigade’s six battalions — the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment – uncased its flag during the ceremony, signifying the return of the unit’s command group.

  • United Way keeps programs running for kids

    United Way of Central Kentucky works to meet the needs of a variety of individuals in its service area. In doing so, it doesn’t forget the youngest residents.

  • Salvation Army collects 99 percent of goal

    The generosity of the Hardin County community made up a lot of ground in two weeks.

    The local Salvation Army raised 99 percent of its $58,000 goal through its bell-ringing program this year, collecting more than $57,000 by the end of the campaign.

    Local director Marie Inmon said she is continually astounded by the generosity of the community in crunch time.

    “It was excellent,” she said of the response.

  • Medal of Honor recipient receives gifts, donation for scholarship fund

    Hardin County on Thursday bestowed gifts on Kentucky’s most recent Medal of Honor recipient.

    U.S. Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer was presented with an engraved knife by Eastview knife maker Gene Baskett and an engraved M-4 rifle donated by Elizabethtown business Sporter Express at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. Baskett also said The Knifemakers’ Guild, of which he is a member, made Meyer an honorary member.

    “This is a real honor to meet a Medal of Honor recipient,” Baskett said.